7 officials have retired from the NFL

The NFL Referees Association confirmed that seven officials are retiring this season. Referees Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette have previously announced their intention to retire.       Yrs 2017 crew College Occupation R 42 Jeff Triplette 22   Wake Forest restructuring consultant R 85 Ed Hochuli 28   Texas-El Paso attorney DJ 37 Jim Howey 19 (swing) Erskine College director of adult education DJ 123 Ed Walker 4 Hussey San Jose State real estate management FJ 82 Buddy Horton 19 Corrente Oregon State water service worker SJ 125 Laird Hayes 23 Anderson Princeton physical education and athletics In addition,

Rules fix comes with a catch

  This post has been updated to reflect the release of the proposal wording. The NFL's Competition Committee is weighing in on several rules changes which will be presented to the owners at the annual meeting next week. The full text of the proposals were released Thursday night. The rules proposals require

Referee Ed Hochuli is ending his 28-year NFL career

http://gty.im/502366360 http://gty.im/495274580 Ed Hochuli, the most recognizable officiating figure, bar none, to mainstream fans in NFL history, has decided to retire. Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron confirmed on his new Twitter feed that Hochuli, along with Jeff Triplette, will not be returning for the 2018 season -- something which had

More than 20 officials are not playoff caliber

Football Zebras exclusive It is a recurring question among fans if the performance of officials is getting better or worse. Postseason assignments can be a barometer of officials that have not made the grade by examining those excluded, and sources tell Football Zebras that the number of disqualified officials has reached

Schedule for 2017 NFL playoffs

Here are the times and dates for the NFL 2017–18 postseason. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available. Wild Card Playoffs Crews | Coverage Saturday, Jan. 6 ⁵Titans at ⁴Chiefs, 4:35 p.m. ESPN ABC -- Jeff Triplette ⁶Falcons at ³Rams, 8:15 p.m. NBC -- Ed Hochuli Sunday, Jan. 7 ⁶Bills at ³Jaguars, 1:05 p.m. CBS

Steelers reversed TD threaded a line of conclusive evidence

Week 15: Patriots at Steelers It was a pivotal replay call that could be a linchpin in where the AFC Championship game is played. An apparent Steelers touchdown to seal a win was under a lengthy review -- there was no question that tight end Jesse James had crossed the goal prior